Muslim cleric gets 11 years in prison for burning Bible

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An Islamic cleric was sentenced to 11 years in prison for burning a Bible outside the U.S. Embassy in Cairo during protests in September against an anti-Islam film.

A misdemeanors court sentenced Ahmed Abdullah on Sunday for insulting religion and burning a Bible, according to the Christian Post.

The court also sentenced the cleric’s son to eight years in prison for taking part in the burning, Ahram Online reported. The sentences will be suspended pending appeal.

Abdullah, who heads the Umma and Mariya satellite TV channels, publicly burned the Bible to protest a film posted to YouTube, titled “Innocence of Muslims,” which was produced in the United States and set off anti-American protests across the Muslim world, the Christian Post reported.

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